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Posted on July 19, 2018

We have some exciting public programs coming up this fall, including sourdough bread making, veggie fermentation, and Medicine Bag workshops. Click here to register!

History Centre Programs Full for the 2018/2019 school year

Posted on July 19, 2018Press ReleaseSessions

We are thrilled to announce that all 91 of our program dates for the 2018/2019 school year have now been booked! If you are still interested in booking a History Centre program for the 2018/2019 school year, please feel free to email museumprograms@fortsask.ca or call 780-992-6635 to be added to our wait list. We are […]

Welcome to our new curator

Posted on July 19, 2018Press Release

Everyone at the Fort Heritage Precinct would like to extend a warm welcome to our new curator, Kyle Bjornson. Kyle has worked at a variety of heritage institutions throughout Canada and the USA and has a Master of Arts degree in Public History. Kyle is responsible for the management of the Fort Heritage Precinct’s collection including […]

Fort Heritage Precinct Edu-kits are perfect for your classroom!

Posted on June 14, 2018Press Release

Our Edu-kits are perfect for groups that are unable to visit the Fort Heritage Precinct but would still like to interact with Fort Saskatchewan’s history in a tangible, engaging way. Each Edu-kit, which includes a variety of historical items and artifacts, is designed to allow students to explore different facets of late 19th to early 20th century life […]

The Sheep Are Coming!

Posted on May 31, 2018Press Release

Yes, the Fort Saskatchewan sheep are coming.  The famous flock will be arriving on Saturday, July 2nd, as a part of the Legacy Park Family Festival. Thanks to Kathy, our shepherdess, and Rocky, one of her best sheepdogs, you can see them as they parade through Fort Saskatchewan, and meet and mingle with them at […]

Peoples of the North Saskatchewan Festival a Great Success

Posted on May 31, 2018EventsPress Release

We are happy to report that the “People of the North Saskatchewan Festival” on May 15th and 16th, 2018 was a resounding success. The Festival, which is put on annually by the Fort Saskatchewan Historical Society, is a free event run primarily by volunteers that showcases Fort Saskatchewan’s history and the stories of the people […]

Exciting Improvements at the Fort Heritage Precinct Reach Completion

Posted on May 29, 2018Press Release

Improvements at the Fort Heritage Precinct have continued in 2017 and 2018.  The parking lot at the Warden’s house was paved and improved with the addition of accessible parking stalls and ramps. Thanks to the new brick-coloured walkways that have been constructed, the site is easier than ever to navigate and visitors with strollers, walkers, […]

Additional Improvements at the Fort Heritage Precinct

Posted on May 25, 2017Press Release

New improvements at the Fort Heritage Precinct will continue.  The Fort Heritage Precinct washrooms are now complete and open to the public. The parking lot at the Warden’s house will be improved, paved and made more accessible with the addition of mobility challenged parking stalls and ramps to the sidewalks. New trails throughout the site […]

History Centre Programming Registration Opens on June 2 at 9:00 am

Posted on May 25, 2015EventsPress ReleaseSessions

Welcome to the 2015/2016 season of the History Centre! The Curricular Programming Team is looking very forward to welcoming all of you to the Fort Heritage Precinct starting in October. Please Note: The fee for History Centre programs has increased from $300.00 to $325.00 per program, effective immediately. Together, the Edmonton and District Historical Society […]

We’ve Got a New Name!

Posted on November 10, 2014On The RoadPress ReleaseSessions

Hey History Fans! Welcome to Winter in Alberta… dry, cold, and (thankfully) full of history that is made perfect for an afternoon by a crackling woodstove. Speaking of said history, check out our exciting news! The Fort Saskatchewan Museum & Historic Site has a brand new, much shorter name! The museum is now called the […]

History Centre Moves to Fort Saskatchewan

Posted on August 20, 2012EventsOn The RoadPress Release

The Edmonton and District Historical Society’s History Centre is moving to the Fort Saskatchewan Museum & Historic Site. The Edmonton and District Historical Society (EDHS) is one of Alberta’s oldest heritage institutions, tracing its origins to 1907. In recent years, the Society has offered curriculum based history programs through the History Centre, receiving enthusiastic endorsements […]

"The tour of the Precinct was really interesting and very engaging for the children. There were so many hands on activities for them to participate in that they were always engaged. I love that they are allowed to touch and explore many of the items around the precinct. That makes such a difference to keep them engaged, on task and motivated. The learning connections between what we talked about in school and what we saw were evident in the conversations between the kids and the interpreters."